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Book 53: "Dead Reckoning" (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
 Verdict: If you've read the others, why not read this?

"Dead Reckoning" is the latest installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. The book before this was definitely not the strongest of the series, but Harris made a comeback with "Dead Reckoning". This book returned to what makes this series great. Some things that returned to this book include: action, mystery, old favorite characters, and new characters as well. 
Among my favorite returns are Bubba and, of course, Eric. This book leaves you hanging on the edge for more, so beware, you'll be dying for the next book.
All that being said, Harris really does need to end the series soon. I hope that she does so while the story-lines are still good, before it all gets old. I really don't want to see this series go on past its prime.

Book 54: "Deadlocked" (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris 

Verdict: Maintains the well-written style of the rest of series, but it's high time this series was brought to a close.

Like all the books of the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series, this book was entertaining and full of Harris' southern charm. It was better put together than the last book, returning more to original format of having one problem and mystery to concentrate on solving. I really enjoyed reading it. 

All of that said, the charm is losing it's effect and I hope that Harris ends the series with next book, I want to end the series still enjoying the characters. I was hoping this was the last book, but Harris still left it pretty open-ended and could easily continue to write the series. For some reason, I feel the need to see this series through, but I'm not sure I can continue that feeling for many more books.

Overall, read if you're still interested.

*Present Day Note* 
There are 13 books in the series; so, Thankfully, I only had one more to read. This series did go past it's prime and should probably have only been about 6 books. However, they are fun, very easy reads if you're looking for good books that don't take much concentration.

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